Win32:PUP (I think) "Laptop went berserk" is an understatement
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:14 PM
Windows Directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1
Name: System disk test
Result: com[pleted successfuly. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms
CompCav, do you want the rest of that page?
All tests have error codes of 0x0
At the end, it says
Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.
Then there is an option to click on:
View advanced options for syystem recovery and support.
Would you like me to go there?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:18 PM
If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer.
I did, a couple of months ago, attach an external webcam, even though the laptop has one built in, but I have since taken it down. Not sure if I uninstall everything related to that camera (logitech, I think)
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:26 PM
After I typed in sfc /scannow, it said:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and runsfc again.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:42 PM
(wasn't able to change C:\Users\Administrator to system32, like you wanted it to be)
Scan is running now! Phew...
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:58 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:44 AM
On Step 1, a message popped for a moment after reboot:
Checking (didn't get what it said)
The type of file is NTFS
Cannot open volume for direct access.
Nothing really changed so far.
Not sure why but it hasn't been ringing deafeningly and endlessly for a couple of days now, after I ran all those scans and stripped the pc of all thrills, including having a black plain desktop.
Here's the exact sequence on startup.
HP screen comes up, with options below, such as esc, F1, etc.
I press ESC.
When Windows start, the laptop rings a little bit (always), then the Windows window on the left goes up by itself and stays up, without me touching anything.
After that, when I simply try to move the cursor around, some random window (from the list in Windows window) opens up by itself, without me clicking on it, but just because my cursor moved over it.
After that, I click in the upper right corner to close it, but I usually am not able to close it.
After that, I have to do CTRL+ALT+DEL and close the open window this way.
Only after that I regain control over clicking.
Enter still doesn't work.
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